Bugle sounded for Mumbai bypolls, BJP vs. Shiv Sena (UBT)


MUMBAI: On anticipated strains, the battle for the Andheri East Meeting constituency will likely be fought between the ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)’ united candidate Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) nominees, right here on Friday.

The BJP’s contender Murji Patel will lock horns with the Sena (UBT)’s nominee Rutuja Latke for what has turn out to be a status combat between the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena and the MVA.

Each candidates are submitting their nominations within the day — the final date for submitting the election papers — for the seat, which fell vacant after the sitting erstwhile two-time Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke handed away in Dubai on May 11.

The Sena (UBT) has now fielded his widow and a former worker of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Company, Latke — whose resignation was lastly accepted by the civic physique on Friday (right this moment) after a rap from the Bombay Excessive Court docket on Thursday.

By the way, the late Latke had earlier defeated Patel, a BJP insurgent who stood as an impartial in 2019 by a large margin in Andheri East, which was a Congress bastion until 2014.

Whereas Sena (UBT)’s Rutuja Latke has the assist of Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, CPI and different teams and civil society activists, BJP’s Patel is backed by Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, Republican Party of India (A).

Each candidates displayed an enormous present of power with high leaders of their respective sides attending the nomination submitting this morning.

MVA’s leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subhash Desai, Dilip Walse-Patil, Bhai Jagtap, Suresh Shetty, Anil Parab, Anil Desai and others accompanied Latke.

Patel was escorted by Ashish Shelar, Deepak Kesarkar, Ameet Satam, Prakash Jadhav and others to the Election Workplace within the constituency.

The Andheri East seat falls below the Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha constituency at the moment represented by veteran Sena (UBT)’s two-time MP Gajanan Kirtikar, and of the six meeting segments, three have elected BJP members, two Shiv Sena, and the combat for the vacant seat will likely be fought on November 3.

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